Taye wins 5k on opening night of the Prefontaine Classic | Sports

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Ejgayehu Taye of Ethiopia defeated world record holder Letesenbet Gidey in the 5,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night.

Taye prevailed on the final lap and won in a meeting record and personal best of 14 minutes, 12.98 seconds ahead of compatriot Gidney of Ethiopia in 14:24.59. Taye’s time was the best ever on American soil and the fifth best ever.

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